PICS: It's time to stop and smell the flowers across SA!

South Africa's spring flower season across the Namaqualand region appears right on track this year one of Mother Nature's most spectacular extravaganza gets underway.

The spring flower carpet phenomenon, which unfolds in the Northern Cape through to the West Coast of the Western Cape form early August through to end of September, is in full force.  Aspiring photographers or even those just in need of a calming road trip, the next couple of weeks would be the ideal time to check this out.

Traveller24 intern Saara Mowlana is currently on a road trip to the Langebaan Country Estate and has captured some of the blossoms in all their glory. Have any images to share - tag us on Instagram or Twitter here

PICS: Parts of SA's Namaqualand is blooming beautiful, already!

 Spring is in full bloom across the Western and No

(Photo: Saara Mowlana)

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Spring has sprung across the Northern and Western

(Photo: Saara Mowlana)


(Photo: Saara Mowlana) 

Spring has sprung across the Northern and Western

(Photo: Saara Mowlana)

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Experience the flowers:

As we mentioned before, the timing of this spring flower show is usually crucial for those wanting to experience it during a road trip. 

According to SANParks, early August and September, is the best time to catch how the dusty valleys of Namaqualand are transformed in to a floral wonderland. 

"The semi-desert Succulent Karoo biome, Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and more than 1 000 of its estimated 3 500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth.

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"When compared to regions with similar semi-arid environments, the richness of this biome is exceptional" .

In 2017 The Telegraph name South Africa’s spring blooms as one of the 20 greatest destinations on Earth for flowers, alongside other spectacular sites like Italy's Amalfi Coast - famous for its bright-coloured bougainvillaeas - and Holland and Belgium's stunning tulip fields.

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Plan your trip:

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